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house chief of staff jack lew as his next secretary of the treasury. good evening, i'm jeffrey brown. >> woodruff: and i'm judy woodruff. on the "newshour" tonight, we have more on the man and the economic agenda he has been tapped to spearhead for the next four years. >> brown: then, ray suarez gets an update on a series of bombings that killed more than 100 people in two pakistani cities today. >> woodruff: margaret warner looks into new federal guidelines for mortgage lending aimed at protecting both consumers and lenders. >> brown: we look at the tense political situation in venezuela, after the national assembly delayed the inauguration of cancer-stricken president hugo chavez. >> this is essentially a power play. behind that secrecy there is nothing but an attempt to ensure the continuity of the regime regardless of president chavez's presence. >> woodruff: and with five oscar nominations, we examine the controversy surrounding one of the most talked about new films yet to see a nationwide release; "zero dark thirty," about the hunt for osama bin laden. >> brown: that's all ahe
secretary of the treasury, jack lew, the man he made his chief of staff, a year ago yesterday. lew would succeed tim geithner, who drew fulsome praise from the president. >> when the history books are written tim geithner's going to go down as one of our finest secretaries of the treasury. our economy is better positioned for tomorrow than most of those other countries hit by the financial crisis. the tough decisions tim made and carried out deserve a lot of credit for that. >> brown: at 57, lew is already a 30-year veteran of washington. he was a principal domestic policy advisor to house speaker tip o'neill in the 1980's, and negotiated with the reagan white house on social security and tax reform. later, he served two stints as the country's budget director, first under president clinton, then under president obama, before becoming white house chief of staff. today, in the east room of the white house, the nominee voiced his gratitude. >> thank you mr. president for your trust confidence and friendship. serving in your administration has allowed me to live out those values my parents
is what is "money" tonight. jack lew gets the nod for new treasury secretary. senator jeff sessions is outraged and vowing to block lew's senate confirmation. he will join us to explain why. >>> why this flu epidemic is making our economy sick. experts say we're looking at a possible $10 billion hit on the economy from the flu. that is what we need. details are coming up. >>> how much is an oscar really worth to a movie? the 2013 academy award nominees are out. studios dropped 10 of millions of dollars on their oscar campaigns. a top industry expert is here to crunch the numbers. even when they say it's not, it is always about money. melissa: we start today with another school shooting. it happened at taft union high school in california. one student was shot. the sheriff says they have one suspect in custody. makes the meetings on gun control today, on capitol hill even more urgent. the fact that vice president joe biden met with the nra and other gun rights activists on possible new federal regulation. at the same time attorney general eric holder was talking to retailers about so
all cited by president obama as he nominated his chief of staff, jack lew, to be the next treasury secretary but the announcement is drawing attention to the makeup of the president's second-term cabinet. it's on track to be dominated by men. our white house correspondent brianna keilar is joining us from the white house. what is the white house saying about all of this? >> reporter: wolf, the white house has been asked about this quite a bit. white house press secretary jay carney has said that the president believes diversity is important and he's highlighted that there are a number of women serving in the white house and in the administration and indeed there are, wolf, and there's lack of topics in his cabinet. president obama choose a trusted insider to replace timothy geithner as treasury secretary. >> under president clinton, he presided over three budget surpluses in a row. so for all of the talk out there about deficit reduction, making sure our books are balanced, this is the guy who did it three times. >> reporter: jack lew, obama's chief of staff and former budget direc
why jack lew needs to work on his signature if he wants to be treasury secretary. >>> live in palo alto where there are numerous cases of women being sexually assaulted and we will tell you about the numerous cases here in the parking lot. >>> and the drive is not a bad drive at all, we will tell you more about the morning commute and the bay area weather. . >>> all right, welcome back, here is a quick look at some of the top stories we are following. a caster county man is facing charges in a bizarre drug case. he is accused of having a 5- foot alligator in his house guarding his marijuana. officials say he was right next to 34,000 marijuana buds valued at $134,000. a man convicted of murder said he killed his 89-year-old mother. dennis stanworth was out on parole for a life prison sentence for killing two teens in 1966. >>> and vice-president joseph biden is looking for ways to reduce gun violence. today he will be meeting with gun owner's groups, hunters and also representatives from the entertainment industry. >>> a flasher is on the loose on the peninsular. janine de la vega j
. president obama is expected to nominate his new treasury secretary today. jack lew with replace geithner. he is currently the chief of staff. he previously served as budget director and was an executive at citigroup. >>> a crazy new signature will be on our money if the president gets his way of this is how jack lew signs his name. the white house says he has no plans to improve his penmanship so start checking the ones. >>> vice president joe biden will meet today with the national rifle association and executives from walmart one of the nation's biggest gun retailers. cbs reporter susan mcginnis says, this is part of a series of meetings this week in an effort to change gun control laws. >> reporter: customers outside washington, d.c. say they are keeping a close eye on gun cell talks taking place inside the beltway. >> i don't think restricting, you know, people's right to -- second amendment rights would be a solution here. >> reporter: cbs news has learned the white house is looking at several new laws including reinstating the assault weapons b
secretary-- his own chief of staff, jack lew. it was widely reported today that the announcement will come tomorrow. lew played a key role in the recent fiscal cliff negotiations with congress, and he previously headed the office of management and budget. if confirmed by the senate, lew would replace timothy geithner who's stepping down later this month. labor secretary hilda solis submitted her resignation today, after four years on the job. she made the decision public in an e-mail message. labor unions have praised solis for aggressively enforcing wage laws and job safety. business groups have complained she refused to take a more cooperative approach. american international group will not join a shareholder lawsuit over its federal bailout. a.i.g.'s directors said today they were legally obligated to consider taking part, but they opted against it. the company had faced mounting criticism since news of the suit broke. the 2008 rescue of a.i.g. cost $182 billion-- the largest of the financial crisis. all of it was paid back, leaving the u.s. government with a profit of $22 billion. vice
, president obama has officially nominated jack lew for treasury secretary. that announcement was made last than half an hour ago. he is if line to replace geithner. last year, he was chosen to be the president's chief of staff and has a reputation as a tough marketers. republicans claim he is few unyielding in past fiscal negotiations but he will unlawful be nominated for secretary of penmanship. can you read that signature? can you read that signature? it will be appearing on all u.s. money if he is confirmed and he will try to improve his handwriting. >> can we forge that? same reason i could never be treasury secretary, either. >> that was interesting. glad he doesn't write prescriptions. now, going outside, you can see the clouds are out there. i will keep the showers in the forecast going today and the cold air comes in tonight with the showers and that is the lingering legacy of the storm system and a chance of showers during the 49ers and packers playoff game. i will give you an update on that. >> the oscar nominations are out and we will go >> movies and actors have been nominated
the last budget cycle. >> right now in washington, president obama has officially nominated jack lew for treasury secretary. that announcement was made last than half an hour ago. he is if line to replace geithner. last year, he was chosen to be the president's chief of staff and has a reputation as a tough marketers. republicans claim he is few unyielding in past fiscal negotiations but he will unlawful be nominated for secretary of penmanship. can you read that signature? can you read that signature? it will be appearing on all u.s. money if he is confirmed and he will try to improve his handwriting. >> can we forge that? same reason i could never be treasury secretary, either. >> that was interesting. glad he doesn't write prescriptions. now, going outside, you can see the clouds are out there. i will keep the showers in the forecast going today and the cold air comes in tonight with the showers and that is the lingering legacy of the storm system and a chance of showers during the 49ers and packers playoff game. i will give you an update on that. >> the oscar nominations are out
will stay on despite concerns about diversity. jack lew will be nominated secretary of the treasury replacing tim geithner. >> the cathedral in washington will host same-sex weddings. it will be among the first of the episcopal churches to allow same-sex weddings. each priest will make the decision. session opened amid controversy. and expressing reservations about the proposed legislation to leverage millions of dollars for school renovations. david collins has more. >> this is delightfully brown water. >> they greeted lawmakers on the return to the state house. they want to put a hold on drilling for natural gas until and unless they state completes a study of risks. legislatures were -- legislators were challenged to take a taste test. the 2013 session did not open quietly. they expressed reservations about the construction aid. it would use the funds to float bonds, to leverage to $0.40 billion for building repairs. >> is done in other states and is legal. it does not hurt the spending affordability of the state of maryland. it does not affect marylanders bond rating at all. the
want to bring up the subject of treasury secretary designate, nominee, that would be, jack lew, a lot of fanfare and applause and most likely gets confirmed, that's an opinion. i say, let's start with you, carol, on this one, i say it makes absolutely no difference to president obama's economic policy. which is tax the rich, do not cut spending and ignore the debt. first to you, carol. >> i think that's right. obviously, jack lew has been president obama's right-hand man and one of the reasons put out for his nomination is that he understands the mechanics of budgets. however, if we look back at the budgets over the past, whether it be four years, decade or even further, there hasn't been a balanced budget, so whether he understands the mechanics or not, it's still not solving our problems. as treasury secretary, he's sitting over the irs and the national debt unless we get some meaningful change here, which i do not anticipate, i feel like this nomination's not going to make a whole lot of difference. stuart: carol, i'm very glad you agree with me and sure that kirsten will agree wit
for a second. john kerry, chuck hagel and now jack lew who could become part of the second term cabinet. the question is, where are the women? gloria borger has thoughts. >> we are here! >> we're next. (dog) larry,larry,larrryyy. why take exercise so seriously,when it can be fun? push-ups or sprints? what's wrong with fetch? or chase? let's do this larry! ooh, i got it, i got it! (narrator) the calorie-smart nutrition in beneful healthy weight... includes grains and real chicken, because a healthy dog is a playful dog. beneful healthy weight. find us on facebook to help put more play in your day. . >>> the president's labor secretary announced her resignation yesterday. the same day it just so happened that this photograph appeared on the front of the "new york times." take a look with me. take a long look. all men. so it appears at this fiscal cliff meeting convened by the president. you look closely enough and you can see the leg of white house adviser valerie jarrett. that is valerie jarrett's leg obscured by the man in corduroys. today democrat charlie rangle is quoted as saying it
. this at the time that president obama has picked jack lew to replace tim geithner as treasury secretary. whoever runs the jaret -- the treasury has a critical job. so far 2013 has been marked by fighting over the fiscal could. but americans say they are looking for solutions decisions. we have the ceo of accounting giant duch joining me from -- deloit joining me from new york. what would your message be to the new secretary, jack lew? >> my message to jack, as well as what novartis said to the president is to get on to -- what i have already said to the president is to get on with solving the fiscal cliff issue. there are some big deadline's coming up in march between sequestration and the budget resolution as well as the bigger issue around the debt ceiling. and then we need to get to the longer-term issues in terms of where america is going, and that starts with tax reform as well as immigration issues and infrastructure issues. >> i hear the same message from business people across the country. we need more certainty from washington if we're going to kick start growth in this economy. is wash
chief of staff jack lew to serve as next treasury-secretary. he touted his past work. the budget ran a surplus during his tha time. he is going to replace tim geithner. >> if confirmed i look forward to joining the treasury department whose people are legendary with skill knowledge. >> lew became president obama's chief of staff last year and has a reputation of a tough bargainer but republicans say he has been too unyielding in past negotiations. >> it nearly fell through because of lew's signature. you can see it. that signature would appear on all u.s. paper money if he is confirmed. president obama said he never noticed it at before, he quote, considered rescinding the offer. he says he will try to improve his handwriting. >> do they still teach penmanship? >> sleeping pills that millions of americans use. >> plus, this animal has caused a lot of frantic 911 calls. is it a baby lion or a dog? we'll introduce you to him up next. >> and i'm sandhya patel. skies are clearing out. the chill is moving in. get ready for a freezing cold night. freeze warnings and frost advisories coming
to nominate his chief of staff jack lew to be the secretary of treasury. lieu was the director of the office of management and budget during the clinton administration. back then he helped negotiate a balanced budget deal with congress. if confirmed lew will replace timothy geithner. and labor secretary hilda solis announced she is resigning. she's expected to return to california. she's running for board on the county board of supervisors. three are staying on. eric holder, kathleen sebelius and eric shinseki are staying on. >>> this year's deadly flu outbreak is worsening nationwide. the flu is so bad in boston the city has declared a public health emergency. free vaccinations are now being offered. ines ferre has our report. >> reporter: the flu hasn't been this bad in boston for years, more than 700 cases have been confirmed so far and statewide 18 people have died. city health officials are preparing for it to get worse. >> in the last two weeks alone we've doubled our number. so if we continue this rate to see new cases, we'll have an explosion of flu in the city
percent in nine days with the trend expected to continue. >> jack lew will not be nominate ed for secretary of penmanship so the new signature could come to your >> fremont, palo alto and all the bay area this is abc7 news. >> good thursday morning. the embarcardero, san francisco, ferry building, gorgeous shot. no action for you expected here in san francisco. mike nicco is checking out would might be seeing some showers in the next few hours and maybe a little snow. he will check out live doppler 7 hd for you coming up. >> the accreditation of city college in san francisco is on the line. officials need more time for a report. drastic changes are needed to keep their accreditation or the school loses federal funding and may have to close. a trustee says they may not have enough time to comply with 14 recommendations by the march 15 deadline. the school is seeking to extend the deadline to offer the report. >> the kings may move to seattle in a $500 million deal. yahoo is reporting they would sell to san francisco-based investor and someone from microsoft. seattle lost the so
at the handwriting of his latest cabinet pick. jack lew was nominated, but take a look at the signature. the loopy marks barely resemble his name. if he takes office that's what will appear. so the president today joked that lew would work to make at least one of his letters -- tim geithner revised his own signature after he took off. >>> tonight is the premiere the nbc's new show "1600 penn." this sitcom follows president dave gilchrest through press conferences, cabinet meetings, state dinners, as he -- yesterday we sent our own gilchrist to catch up with president gilchrist. >> you actually are a gilchrist. my gosh. did you ever think that that name was a presidential name? >> reporter: you know it crossed my minute once or twice, but there's a story line to wake up watching morning news and thinks he's got a long-lost brother, that might be it. >> i think so that would be a great story line. >> i see this story goods on for many, many years to come. >>> you can watch the full interview on nbcwashington.com, just search pullman 1600 penn. it premiere tonight followed by a second episode at the
amountment." >>> president obama named jack lew for budget secretary. some republicans are skeptical say the lew was less than honest about president obama's budget and its effects on the nation's debt. >>> the district is joining 18 states that have approved medical marijuana. in march those identified by the department of health will be able to buy up to 2 ounces of pot a month. here's fox 5's beth parker with our first glimpse into one of the dispensaries. >> reporter: it looks like a typical high end office, but you'll notice a lot of cameras around here, serious security. >> it's got the same kind of level security as in a bank. >> reporter: that's because this is capital city care, one of d.c.'s first medical marijuana dispensaries. es. >> you essentially just walked in the front door. this is the initial receptionist counter. >> reporter: david guard is the general manager who will oversee the upcoming opening. there's no marijuana here yet, but guard says they're already ready. >> i'm thrilled because i've seen it happen. i've seen ms patients ingest this. i've seen cancer, ai
, president obama made it official. current chief of staff jack lew there on the left is now his nominee to be treasury secretary. his duties will include budget and tax policy as well as management of the debt. and the congressional black caucus is supporting oakland congresswoman barbara lee to take over the job as labor secretary. hilda solis announced she was leaving the post on wednesday. the 66-year-old lee has been serving the east bay in congress since 1998. >> in the south bay, student activists got high level exposure today when they met with a congressional leader over immigration reform. members of the group student advocates for higher education met with congresswoman zoe lofgren at her san jose office today, the minority chair of the house subcommittee on immigration. when lost gren was asked if meaningful immigration reform will happen this year, she suggested it's up to her republican counterparts. >> do they want to join with democrats and do top to bottom immigration reform or not? i can't make them do that. but if they care about the ture of their party, they'll make a
to see him go. but i cannot think of a better person to continue tim's work at the treasury than jack lew. this is bittersweet not only because tim is leaving, but also because jack has been my chief of staff for the last year. he was my budget director before that. i trust his judgment. i value his friendship. i know fewer people with greater integrity than the man to my left. i do not want him to go, because it is working out really well for me to have him here in the white house. but my loss is the nation's game. jack has the distinction of having worked and succeeded in some of the toughest jobs in washington and the private sector. he helped negotiate the deal between president reagan and tip o'neill to save social security. under president clinton, he oversaw three budget surpluses in a row. for all the talk out there about deficit reduction, and making sure our books are balanced -- he is the guy who did it. 3 times. he helped oversee one of our nation's finest universities and one of our largest investment firms. -- banks. in my administration, he has managed operations for the st
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